Giant letters grab school students’ imaginations

This year’s Ipswich Festival unveils a new art competition for local Ipswich schools with giant, colourful letters.

Live Letters challenges students to paint a giant 1.2 metre letter which will display to make the word #IPSWICH FESTIVAL.

The theme this year is ‘Celebration’ and schools have produced some Insta-worthy letters.

Leichardt State School year six student Sapphira took part in creating a brightly coloured Indigenous design.

“I love art and being creative. I was excited to help create something special to celebrate Ipswich,” she said.

Rosewood State High School student Emily Heuke said the process of creating a design was a team effort.

“Everyone was involved with the design and we included every aspect of what it is like to celebrate. We all created good memories working on it together,” Ms Heuke said.

Ipswich Grammar School students also mentioned the experience was a great way to bring everyone together and ‘a great way to express creativity’.

The giant polystyrene hard-coated letters are replacing the masks that had been displayed in previous year’s Ipswich Festival, at St Paul’s Anglican Church gardens.

Live Letters will be on display at Timothy Molony Park for the Heritage Bank Festival Village from Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April.

Competition sponsor Queensland Urban Utilities, will judge the winning letter.

The school who produces the winning and runner-up letter will receive a cash prize.

Participating schools include:

St Mary’s College

Redbank Plains State School

Ipswich Grammar School

St Mary’s Primary School

Ipswich West State School

Bundamba State Secondary College

Mutdapilly State School

Saint Augustine’s College

Ipswich Central State School

Rosewood State High School

Marburg State School

Raceview State School

Leichhardt State School

Bremer State High School

Silkstone State School

Ipswich Festival celebrates the city’s arts, music and culture, commencing with the launch event of Fire on the River at Riverlink Shopping Centre on Thursday 11 April. 

The Festival runs across four days with family favourites of the Parade of Light and HONK vehicle display. The Heritage Bank Festival Village provides 3 days of festivities with the Kids Arena – interactive workshops and crafty fun and games, main stage program featuring Regurgitator for Friday Live and Sneaky Sound System at Saturday Sounds.

The very best of Jazz and Blues will be presented on Sunday 14 April featuring Mason Rack, with a plethora of community events and arts exhibitions on offer.

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